Place:Polk, Oregon, United States

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NamePolk
Alt namesPolksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates44.867°N 123.45°W
Located inOregon, United States     (1845 - )
See alsoTillamook, Oregon, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Polk County is a county located in the Willamette Valley region of the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 75,403. The county seat is Dallas. The county is named for James Knox Polk, the 11th president of the United States.

Polk County is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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The Oregon Provisional Legislature created Polk County from Yamhill District on December 22, 1845, granting to it the entire southwestern portion of present day Oregon to the California border. County boundaries were periodically changed to reflect the creation of Benton and Lincoln counties. Many other counties were subsequently carved out of these as settlement spread towards the south, leaving Polk County many counties away from its former border with California.

The first county seat was a settlement on the north side of Rickreall Creek named Cynthian (also known as Cynthia Ann). In 1852 city officials renamed Cynthian to Dallas after Vice President George M. Dallas, vice president to James Polk. During the 1880s and 1890s, there were a series of unsuccessful efforts to move the county seat to nearby Independence.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1845 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1847 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1851 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 1,051
1860 3,625
1870 4,701
1880 6,601
1890 7,858
1900 9,923
1910 13,469
1920 14,181
1930 16,858
1940 19,989
1950 26,317
1960 26,523
1970 35,349
1980 45,203
1990 49,541

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External links

www.co.polk.or.us/


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